Tyler Burgess is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, working in the Environmental Transactions Practice Group. Tyler focuses her practice on regulatory counseling in all aspects of environmental law across a variety of industries. She counsels clients on environmental and climate risks, primarily in the context of corporate transactions, governance, and crisis response. She also counsels clients in complex environmental bankruptcy matters.

Before starting in private practice, Tyler began her career as a trial attorney through the honors program at the United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. In that role, she defended federal agencies in complex civil litigation involving the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and a myriad of other federal statutes.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • North Carolina


  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • University of North Carolina School of LawJ.D.with Honors2013
    Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation
  • North Carolina State UniversityM.S., Horticultural Science2002
  • University of WashingtonB.S., Forest Resources1997